Cantilena and Fugue in F minor - (2010)
for Elizabeth Lenti, All Saints Church, Pasadena
cantilena sings a set of three sequences, forming the first melodic contour
based on F minor with the added lowered sixth (alternatively seen as a D
flat major seven). Thereafter the gesture becomes an accompaniment to a two
voices in the right hand completing the thought. A second "verse" is varied
by beginning the bass line on the lowest C.
fugue appears with its accompanying counterpoint, in the tonic minor and
thence to the dominant natural minor, with an elongation of the subject
finally appearing in the pedal over canonic gestures in the manuals.
pages, circa 4' 00" - an MP3 demo is here:
Elizabeth Lenti is Associate Organist-Choirmaster of All Saints' Episcopal
Church in Pasadena, California, and sub-dean of the Los Angeles chapter of
the American Guild of Organists. A native of Rochester, New York, she holds
a BM from Eastman School of Music, studying with David Higgs, and MM from
the Cleveland Institute of Music, studying with Todd Wilson. In 2004 she was
a prize winner in the Arthur Poister Competition for Organ Playing. Ms.
Lenti is active as a recitalist, having performed on numerous concert series
throughout the United States.
The score is available as a free PDF download, though any major
commercial performance or recording of the work is prohibited without prior
arrangement with the composer. Click on the graphic below for this organ
Cantilena and Fugue in F minor